Biogeography of Italy revisited: genetic lineages confirm major phylogeographic patterns and a pre-Pleistocene origin of its biota

@article{Schmitt2021BiogeographyOI,
  title={Biogeography of Italy revisited: genetic lineages confirm major phylogeographic patterns and a pre-Pleistocene origin of its biota},
  author={Thomas Schmitt and Uwe Fritz and Massimo Delfino and Werner Ulrich and Jan Christian Habel},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
  year={2021},
  volume={18}
}
Warm-adapted species survived the cold stages of the past glacial-interglacial cycles in southern European peninsulas and recolonized major parts of Central and Northern Europe in the wake of postglacial warming. However, many of the genetic lineages which differentiated within these refugia predate even the Pleistocene. One of these refugia is the Italian Peninsula with its surrounding islands. In this meta-analysis, we compiled phylogeographic patterns of multiple species across this region… 

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